An amazing new gum recession treatment involving NO grafting, NO incisions, NO sutures, and quick results has arrived Dallas/Fort Worth! This breakthrough treatment is known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ and with it, Huckabee Dental is able to treat receding gums with almost immediate cosmetic results. Gingival recession is the name given when gum tissue retreats away from the crown of the tooth, revealing more of the tooth or sometimes the root. This condition is a very common occurrence seen in dentistry. It can affect even those who practice great oral hygiene with regular brushing habits. Causes of gingival recession could be an abnormal tooth position, aggressive brushing, gum trauma, periodontal disease, or can simply be due to fragile gingival tissue through heredity. Traditional techniques for correcting gingival recession usually involved grafting, specifically a connective tissue graft. Through this procedure, donor tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and the wound is then sutured back together. Incisions are made where the gum is receding, and then the donor tissue is sutured to the overlying gum tissue. The process is effective but can leave the patient with pain, swelling, and bleeding over the course of the next few weeks. The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ eliminates sutures and incisions and replaces more invasive methods with just a tiny pinhole! Through this method of creating a small pinhole, Dr. Huckabee is able to use specially designed instruments to simply loosen the gum tissue, and carefully guide it back over the receded portion. With grafting, sutures, and incisions out of the equation, patients can expect little to no discomfort, fast healing times, and incredible cosmetic results! Dr. Huckabee is one of the first dentists in the United States to provide this revolutionary treatment. If you are unhappy with unsightly gum lines or experiencing any pain or sensitivity due to exposed roots and gum recession, call Huckabee Dnetal for a consultation to see how the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ can help restore your smile back to it’s original beauty!